Making sense of ‘the Romanian orphans’ phenomenon

Dr. Alina Bodea will speak on "Making sense of ?the Romanian orphans? phenomenon  in post ?89 Romania. A view from the ground," on Thursday April 7.

A resident of Pittsburgh for the past 10 years, Alina Bodea earned her MD degree in Romania just a year before the collapse of Ceausescu?s repressive regime. She continued working in clinical medicine until the end of 1990 when she joined the emerging non-governmental sector and became active in programs for institutionalized children.

Dr. Bodea is currently a doctoral candidate in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. Her dissertation explores some of the fundamental assumptions embedded in the contemporary pursuit health in the U.S. and investigates professional and lay views of health promotion.   She is also an active member of the Romanian Study Group at the University of Pittsburgh.

The presentation will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center. The event is open to the campus and the public. Bodea's talk is a part of the Globalization and Sustainability Speaker Series sponsored by Penn State Greater Allegheny?s Teaching International, Greener Allegheny, and Honors Programs.